Update: 5/5/2020

We missed the opportunity to host our largest fundraiser of the year but, more importantly, we missed a chance to celebrate with you!

Each year, the annual Catalina Island Conservancy Ball raises vital funds for key conservation, education and recreation programs. Though we could not celebrate in person, we wanted to take a moment and thank the generous partners who have graciously converted their sponsorships and ticket purchases into donations so that we can continue our critical work.

A Letter from Tony Budrovich: 2020 Conservancy Ball Cancelled 

We hope you and your family are healthy and holding together. This is an unprecedented time and the Conservancy has been particularly hard hit from the coronavirus. Our operations have been suspended, many staff have been furloughed and visitor travel to the Island is discouraged to help ensure resident safety. 

This is a difficult time in our history. While we had hoped to simply postpone the Ball until later in the spring, the uncertainty around the duration of both local and state Stay at Home orders has compelled us to cancel the event. We will sincerely miss being able to share a fun Catalina Ball weekend with you this year.

We remain committed to navigating these rough seas and humbly ask for your continued support now more than ever. Please consider turning your Conservancy Ball ticket or sponsorship purchase into a fully tax-deductible donation to the Conservancy. We gratefully thank you for your support, understanding and generous spirit. We will send you a revised gift acknowledgment reflecting a fully tax-deductible gift in May when we resume full operations. 

Thank you for your consideration. We will get through this and look forward to being able to enjoy the Island with you in the not so distant future. Until then, we send our best wishes for you and your family's continued good health.

Tony Budrovich
President & CEO
Catalina Island Conservancy



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